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The Fairfax Arms

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Main Street, Gilling East, England
+44 1439 788212
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having visited local attractions, my friend and I were in need of sustinance and chanced upon this excellent pub/Bistro Bar. We arrived mid way through lunch hour and the place was buzzing with happy customers. The bar staff were busy, yet friendly, obliging and helpful. We found a table and cast our eyes over a very appertising menu. My friend... More 

Thank Kevin N
Level Contributor
204 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good choice of food with large portions but thankfully smaller portions are available. Great selection of drinks especially gin with pub service. The restaurant area we were seated in was not freezing but not the warmest and there was a lot of building work ongoing with an extension which hopefully will be warmer on a cold April day.

Thank JLWetherby
Level Contributor
101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a lovely village in the AONB, the pub itself is also very well maintained and is currently building an Orangery. It also appears they take an effort to get local custom with a minibus service too. The menu was quite extensive and whilst I was hungrier than the portion delivered, the food was very good Parking in the... More 

Thank Yorkterrier01
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The food served here is above your normal standard of pub food. It obviously has some very good chef's. My wife has scallops followed by halibut, I had tarrine follow by duo of pork excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank Geoff C
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recomendation, we hope to see you again soon. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here in March and enjoyed a really delicious meal. Pre-dinner drinks at the bar followed by a great dinner in the restaurant: great choices, tasty food using wonderfully fresh ingredients, cooked well and served with great wine. There were some original and interesting vegetarian options on the menu too - the ones I chose I thoroughly enjoyed. Makes a... More 

1 Thank Gail A
Oldham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were booked in for an evening meal and was impressed with the location, such a pretty village. I ordered the smoked ham and rhubarb terrine starter which arrived on a plate covered with a smoke filled cloche , very impressive ! My hubby had the sticky pig cheek , which he enjoyed very much. My main course was the... More 

Thank jessblob2012
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
263 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great quality food, big portions so watch out for that but top quality. Dog friendly and very good service and ambience. Worth a look, will go again.

Thank Notdunroaming
Midlands UK
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Happened upon this pub/restaurant whilst heading home. The welcome was and ambience were first class. Although the timing wasn't great for food being around 5ish we decided to wait as the place was clearly the best option around. The manager is totally professional and clearly runs the place extremely well, indeed all the staff were a delight. He showed us... More 

Thank mgwilltravel
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had a lovely evening here in April. The food is very tasty and the service was second to none. Prices were absolutely fine and the menu had a great variety. It was a lovely atmosphere, with other couples there too. Great pub for just a drink too!

Thank Kathryn N
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed our hospitality and hope toes you again soon. More 

York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Went here for evening meal early March 2017 on a saturday night. Booked table for 7pm and we were intially on our own but soon got busy. Staff were all friendly and attentive and we were never kept waiting long for anything. Good choice on menu with good mixture of modern taste sensations and traditional british and pub favourites. We... More 

Thank Victoria Y
EdFandRobF, Owner at The Fairfax Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write such nice review about us.The garlic mushrooms are a personal favourite of mine i must admit. We like to always keep our pub favourites on to ensure that there is something for everyone and then our 'modern taste sensations' (great quote btw!) change throughout the year. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Gilling East, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Gilling East
  • Phone Number: +44 1439 788212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?